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Royal christening of Prince George
(ABC) Today we got our first live glimpse of Britain's Prince George since he was born in July.
The future king was christened this morning before a small group of family and friends.
His parents chose to break from tradition with this momentous occasion.
Britain's Prince George in his father's arms, arriving at Chapel Royal of Saint James Palace, dressed in a replica of the christening gown worn by Royals for more than 150 years.
The original - retired in 2004 - when it was deemed too fragile by the queen
Ingrid Seward/ ABC News Royal Contributor) "The Queen's dresser made it and she had to dye the lace in tea to make it have that kind of thorny color"
Today's momentous ceremony - Held not in the music room of Buckingham Palace where Princes William and Harry where christened but in this intimate setting. A place of great significance: Roya Nikah It was Princess Diana's resting place the night before she was buried. It's where her coffin laid with just 22 people in attendance.
It is an important family affair For the first time since 1894- four generations of Royals photographed together: The Queen along with the three heirs to the throne - Charles, William, and George.
But - Prince William and Kate - are also breaking from tradition in a number of ways including with their choice of *Godparents. No Harry, or Pippa. In fact, only one member of the Royal family was chosen
- William's cousin Zara Phillips.
The other six Godparents are the couple's close friends from school and trusted advisors.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
"I think this is very much about the couple making sure that George is going to be raised as ordinary as he possibly can be."
Following the ceremony - a private tea party with guests dining on slices of christening cake which is a tier from William and Kate's wedding cake.